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Simultaneous three Enterobacteriaceae with different bla NDM-1-encoding plasmids in a patient transferred from mainland China to Taiwan

Simultaneous three Enterobacteriaceae with different bla NDM-1-encoding plasmids in a patient transferred from mainland China to Taiwan Chih-Cheng Lai,1 Chi-Chung Chen,2,3 Ying-Chen Lu,3 Hung-Jui

The clinical significance of silent mutations with respect to ciprofloxacin resistance in MRSA

The clinical significance of silent mutations with respect to ciprofloxacin resistance in MRSA Chih-Cheng Lai,1 Chi-Chung Chen,2,3 Ying-Chen Lu,3 Yin-Ching Chuang,2,4 Hung-Jen Tang5,6 1Department of

Risk of pneumonia in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: A population-based cohort study

guideline as a whole. Supporting information S1 Table. The index date of GERD patients and non-GERD controls. (DOCX) 9 / 11 Author Contributions Conceptualization: Wan-Tseng Hsu, Chih-Cheng Lai, Ping-Huei ... Wang. Writing ± original draft: Wan-Tseng Hsu. Methodology: Chih-Cheng Lai, Ya-Hui Wang, Ping-Huei Tseng, Cheng-Yi Wang. Writing ± review & editing: Wan-Tseng Hsu, Chih-Cheng Lai, Cheng-Yi Wang

Impact of selective and nonselective beta-blockers on the risk of severe exacerbations in patients with COPD

Impact of selective and nonselective beta-blockers on the risk of severe exacerbations in patients with COPD Yueh Lan Huang,1 Chih-Cheng Lai,2 Ya-Hui Wang,3 Cheng-Yi Wang,1 Jen-Yu Wang,1 Hao-Chien

Severe exacerbation and pneumonia in COPD patients treated with fixed combinations of inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta2 agonist

Severe exacerbation and pneumonia in COPD patients treated with fixed combinations of inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta2 agonist Hsi-Hsing Yang,1,2 Chih-Cheng Lai,3 Ya-Hui Wang,4 Wei-Chih ... -Cheng lai, 3 Ya-hui Wang, 4 Wei-Chih hao-Chien Wang, 6,* l ikwang On behalf of Taiwan Clinical Trial Consortium for respiratory Diseases (TCOre) *These authors contributed equally to this work

Establishing failure predictors for the planned extubation of overweight and obese patients

-Ming Chao, Chih-Cheng Lai, Chin-Ming Chen, Kuo-Chen Cheng. Data curation: Chien-Ming Chao, Ai-Chin Cheng, Shyh-Ren Chiang, Wei-Lun Liu, Chung Han Ho, Shu-Chen Hsing, Chin-Ming Chen, Kuo-Chen Cheng ... . Formal analysis: Ai-Chin Cheng, Chung-Han Ho. Supervision: Chin-Ming Chen, Kuo-Chen Cheng. Writing ± original draft: Chien-Ming Chao, Chih-Cheng Lai, Chin-Ming Chen, Kuo-Chen Cheng. Writing ± review

Long-term risk of dementia after acute respiratory failure requiring intensive care unit admission

± original draft: Chih-Cheng Lai, Chung-Han Ho, Kuo-Chen Cheng. Writing ± review & editing: Kuo-Chen Cheng. 9 / 10 1. Rubenfeld GD , Herridge MS ( 2007 ) Epidemiology and outcomes of acute lung injury

Clinical Experience of Patients Receiving Doripenem-Containing Regimens for the Treatment of Healthcare-Associated Infections

In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical experience of patients receiving doripenem-containing regimens for the treatment of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) in a tertiary care center and assessed the clinical usefulness of doripenem therapy in this clinical setting. In this retrospective study, the medical records of all adult patients who had ever...

The association between inhaled corticosteroid and pneumonia in COPD patients: the improvement of patients’ life quality with COPD in Taiwan (IMPACT) study

The association between inhaled corticosteroid and pneumonia in COPD patients: the improvement of patients’ life quality with COPD in Taiwan (IMPACT) study Cheng-Yi Wang,1,2 Chih-Cheng Lai,3 Wei-Chih

Clinical Manifestations of Non-O1 Vibrio cholerae Infections

Background Infections caused by non-O1 Vibrio cholera are uncommon. The aim of our study was to investigate the clinical and microbiological characteristics of patients with non-O1 V. cholera infections. Methods The clinical charts of all patients with non-O1 V. cholera infections and who were treated in two hospitals in Taiwan were retrospectively reviewed. Results From July...

Effect of end-stage renal disease on long-term survival after a first-ever mechanical ventilation: a population-based study

Introduction Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD Pos ) usually have multiple comorbidities and are predisposed to acute organ failure and in-hospital mortality. We assessed the effect of ESRD on the poorly understood long-term mortality risk after a first-ever mechanical ventilation (1-MV) for acute respiratory failure. Methods The data source was Taiwan’s National Health...

Clinical Significance of Community- and Healthcare-Acquired Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Isolates

This study was conducted to investigate the clinical significance, manifestations, microbiological characteristics and outcomes of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) isolates, and compare the clinical features of community- and healthcare-acquired CRE isolates. A total of 78 patients were identified to have CRE. Klebsiella pneumoniae was the most common pathogens (n...

Short-Term Outcomes of Hip Fractures in Patients Aged 90 Years Old and Over Receiving Surgical Intervention

Background The knowledge about short-term outcomes of nonagenarians undergoing surgery for hip fracture in Asian is limited. Methods The patients with hip fractures who underwent hip hemiarthroplasty and open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF) for management during the period from 2008 to 2012 were identified and their medical record was retrospectively reviewed. Results...

Epidemiology and Prognostic Factors of Candidemia in Cancer Patients

Aim The study of candidemia in cancer patients has been limited. This retrospective study aims to investigate the epidemiologic characteristics and prognostic factors of candidemia among cancer patients. Materials and Methods From 2009 to 2012, cancer patients with candidemia were identified at a hospital in Taiwan. The medical records of all patients with bloodstream infections...

Clinical Manifestations of Bacteremia Caused by Aeromonas Species in Southern Taiwan

Aim This study is conducted to investigate the clinical characteristics of patients with bacteremia caused by Aeromonas species. Materials and Methods Patients with bacteremia caused by Aeromonas species during the period 2009 to 2013 were identified from a computerized database of a regional hospital in southern Taiwan. The medical records of these patients were retrospectively...

Decline in the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease at a medical center in Taiwan, 2000–2012

Background It is essential to investigate the serotype distribution of pneumococcal diseases in each region and its associated clinical features. This study investigated the annual incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and the distribution of serotypes of isolates causing IPD at a medical center in northern Taiwan during the period 2000 to 2012. Methods Serotypes of...

The impact of central line insertion bundle on central line-associated bloodstream infection

4 5 Chih-Cheng Lai 0 0 Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center , Liouying, Tainan , Taiwan 1 Department of Nursing, Chi Mei Medical Center , Liouying, Tainan , Taiwan 2

The Secular Trends in the Incidence Rate and Outcomes of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Taiwan—A Nationwide Population-Based Study

Objective This study investigated the trends in incidence and mortality of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), as well as factors associated with OHCA outcomes in Taiwan. Methods Our study included OHCA patients requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) upon arrival at the hospital. We used national time-series data on annual OHCA incidence rates and mortality rates from...